That’s Just Biden Being Biden

“I was shot at while in Iraq.” No, that’s no Hillary telling her tall tale again, that’s Joe Biden last year.

Number one, you take all the troops out – you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at.

Only thing is, like Clinton, Biden wasn’t exactly shot at. We was in a building near a building that was attacked. Then there’s another Bidenism where he made it seem like a helicopter he was riding in over Afghanistan was forced down by enemy fire. But it was only the weather.


15 Responses to That’s Just Biden Being Biden

  1. Silke September 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    It would seem both vice presidential candidates are a liability these days. One thing’s for sure…the debate this Thursday should be interesting. It almost seems as if the less said by either candidate the better. Unfortunately, that’s not Biden’s strong suit.

  2. Reasic October 1, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    While I would rather all politicians simply told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, I must say I would definitely prefer a little exaggeration about being shot to a rambling, incoherent response to any policy-related question. At least Biden knows what he’s talking about.

  3. gussie wynegar October 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    I just wonder if Biden has an family in this war? I have heard “Biden just being Biden”, and thats a crutch. He must be accountable about his statements, they all should. My son is in Iraq nowI flying helos, and he is accountable for every move he makes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why should our “royality acting” senators and congressman get a pass? What a bunch of bull!!!!!!! My son is my only child, and I know some that have lost two sons in this war. So please don’t make excuses for our goverment. I don’t know that Biden knows what he is talking about, its obvious he doesn’t!!!!!!!!! Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Indian Chris October 1, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    gussie, Biden has a son going to Iraq I think this month and I believe he has another one that has come back. Not sure about the second one, but he does have a son about to head over there.

  5. William Teach October 2, 2008 at 7:44 am #

    It’s no suprise that Biden has been given a pass by most of the Barry supporters on this, including the MSM, Silke, and Reasic

  6. Silke October 2, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    What are you talking about, Teach? I just admitted Biden’s mouth was a liability and that it could very well get him into trouble in the debate.

  7. gussie October 2, 2008 at 8:32 am #

    Thank you Indian Chris for ur information. You were so kind not to rake me over to coals but informed me with facts. I am so impressed by your attitude.

  8. garcol October 2, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Please check facts B4 shooting!
    Biden has a son in Iraq – Bush, Cheney, Wolfie, Gonzales, and all the other neocons have NO skin in the game.
    The actual Biden quote was being shot at — I would consider having a mortar explode within 500′ of me being shot at!

  9. William Teach October 2, 2008 at 9:10 am #

    And you used your comment to bash Palin, too, Silke, rather then sticking with the subject at hand, a specific gaffe lie by Biden

  10. Silke October 2, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    But that wasn’t your complaint. You said I gave Biden a pass. I didn’t. Talk about not sticking with the subject at hand.

  11. gussie October 2, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    Well Silke why dont u take a pint of my blood and two aspirin….maybe you might get some much needed rest!!!!!!I am glad you don’t have any influence anywhere. You are just like Biden and the other crazy democrats….pick pick pick,,,,,,,! Looking for no outcome but being right, at anyones expense.

  12. gussie October 2, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    One other thing Silke…….. if the candidates don’t say much then how in the heck can we learn who they are? Talk about stupid! I want to be informed which its obvious you don’t care about that either….. Boy you are some kinda flip flopper…. are u doing campaign work for biden? Maybe ur name ought to be slickie…

  13. Silke October 2, 2008 at 11:55 am #

    Gussie said: You are just like Biden and the other crazy democrats….

    I’m a registered Republican.

    if the candidates don’t say much then how in the heck can we learn who they are? Talk about stupid!

    My comment was meant sarcastically. I hope we do learn more about the candidates in the debate tonight.

  14. gussie October 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    garcol do u have any skin in the game? My marksmanship is just fine, maybe u ought to have something in your gun sight before you shoot! Have u ever been in a war zone? What you “consider” has nothing to do with facts! Is seeing a pregnant women the same a being one? All you did was make an opinion, I do not agree with your opinion.

  15. Reasic October 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    Here’s what I think:

    No, he wasn’t “shot at” — as in someone aimed a gun at him and fired, specifically to hit him. Therefore, no, he shouldn’t have claimed to have been “shot at”.

    However, I don’t think it’s a big deal. In my book, there are two kinds of gaffes: inconsequential and detrimental. An inconsequential gaffe would be a slip of the tongue or some other small error, that should cast no doubt on the person’s knowledge on a particular subject or ability to lead the country. Examples might be Obama saying “58” instead of 48 states or McCain not knowing how many houses he owns. Conversely, a detrimental gaffe would be a statement which demonstrates a person’s lack of knowledge on a subject of importance. Examples would include Palin’s incoherent response about the bail out in Couric’s interview or McCain’s confusion about Iran funding Al Qaeda (which Lieberman had to step in and correct him on).

    With these in mind, I would classify this as inconsequential, and therefore not as important. Maybe you’re right in that he shouldn’t have said it, but it’s not a big deal. Palin, however, has completely bungled a major interview, and has been largely kept away from the media in general. I am much more concerned about Palin’s ability to lead on a national level, which is why I look forward to tonight’s Vice Presidential debate.

    If what you want is for me to be concerned about Biden’s gaffes, find me one in which he demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding about some important issue (foreign policy, economy, etc.).

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